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    Anyone else hiking and scrambling for exercise and enjoyment.

    For the last few years I was going up a small local mountain for exercise, figuring that going relatively fast up a hill often should signal my body to lose weight. Covid put an end to that though, as Mt. Sanitas is a way too popular and narrow trail. I rock climbed for years starting in 1970 and last fall did some canyoneering with a friend which reminded me how pleasurable it is to me to be moving over rock. So in March I started doing easy scrambling routes around Boulder that I had never bothered with when I was younger and climbing seriously. I'm having a great time.

    2020 hikes and scrambles

    Mt. Sanitas
    09 Jan. 44 minutes
    23 Jan. 45 minutes
    06 Mar. 45 minutes
    17 Mar. Belfast BLVD Leprechaun Canyon on St. Patrick's Day.
    31 Mar. Two routes on Hillbilly Flatironette and Hillbilly Rock via the decent route.
    06 Apr. Hillbilly rock
    08 Apr. Hillbilly rock
    11 Apr. Hillbilly rock via 'East Face South Side'
    25 Apr. 'Almost Heaven' and 'Heaven'
    27 Apr. 'Freeway'
    01 May 'El Camino Royale' and 'Royal Arch'
    05 May 'ECR,RA' loop. Same as last Friday.
    08 May 'Freeway'
    13 May 'Like Heaven'
    18 May 'Freeway'
    21 May 'ECR,RA' loop
    26 May 'ECR,RA' loop with the addition of Hammerhead. RRH loop
    01 Jun 'Freeway'
    04 Jun 'RRH' loop
    08 Jun 'Freeway'
    10 Jun 'Freeway'
    12 Jun 'Freeway'
    15 Jun 'Freeway'
    18 Jun 'Stairway to Heaven' Part 1
    22 Jun 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    02 Jul RRH loop.
    06 Jul 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    09 Jul 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    11 Jul 'Seal Rock E.F.N.S.' and 'The Pup'
    14 Jul 'Seal Rock E.F.N.S.'
    19 Jul 'Seal Rock E.F.S.S.' Roped
    21 Jul RRH loop
    24 Jul RRH loop
    27 Jul 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    30 Jul RRH loop
    02 Aug 'Der Freischutz'
    05 Aug The 3rd Flatiron via The Southwest Chimney
    08 Aug 'Angel's Way' and 'The Hobo'
    10 Aug 3rd Flatiron... up the East Face and down The Southwest Chimney
    12 Aug 3rd Flatiron
    14 Aug 3rd Flatiron

    That's one big hunk of 300 million year old sandstone.
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    The East Face is ~1,500', though the bottom 600' is rarely climbed. The 900' East Face Route starts at the East Bench which is located where the tree line joins the north face.

    The 3rd Flatiron is closed to climbers and hikers from Feb. 1 to July 31 to protect nesting Peregrine Falcons. So I plan on doing it a bunch this fall until the weather turns, then it will be off limits till next August.
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    I love walking, hiking and scrambling though I haven’t done much hiking or scrambling in a while. That view looks spectacular, I bet is inspiring?
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    Can't think of a better place to live if you enjoy hiking. What exactly is scrambling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tintin View Post
    What exactly is scrambling?
    Rock climbing on easy routes without gear.

    I've never thought of defining it, but in my mind the easy part is ambiguous but implied. Technically '3rd class' means that you are climbing without gear where an inexperienced person would feel uncomfortable without a rope, but that definition has morphed into meaning free soloing. So someone might 3rd class a very difficult route, but no one would say that they scrambled it.
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    2020 hikes and scrambles

    Mt. Sanitas
    09 Jan. 44 minutes
    23 Jan. 45 minutes
    06 Mar. 45 minutes
    17 Mar. Belfast BLVD Leprechaun Canyon on St. Patrick's Day.
    31 Mar. Two routes on Hillbilly Flatironette and Hillbilly Rock via the decent route.
    06 Apr. Hillbilly rock
    08 Apr. Hillbilly rock
    11 Apr. Hillbilly rock via 'East Face South Side'
    25 Apr. 'Almost Heaven' and 'Heaven'
    27 Apr. 'Freeway'
    01 May 'El Camino Royale' and 'Royal Arch'
    05 May 'ECR,RA' loop. Same as last Friday.
    08 May 'Freeway'
    13 May 'Like Heaven'
    18 May 'Freeway'
    21 May 'ECR,RA' loop
    26 May 'ECR,RA' loop with the addition of Hammerhead. RRH loop
    01 Jun 'Freeway'
    04 Jun 'RRH' loop
    08 Jun 'Freeway'
    10 Jun 'Freeway'
    12 Jun 'Freeway'
    15 Jun 'Freeway'
    18 Jun 'Stairway to Heaven' Part 1
    22 Jun 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    02 Jul RRH loop.
    06 Jul 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    09 Jul 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    11 Jul 'Seal Rock E.F.N.S.' and 'The Pup'
    14 Jul 'Seal Rock E.F.N.S.'
    19 Jul 'Seal Rock E.F.S.S.' Roped
    21 Jul RRH loop
    24 Jul RRH loop
    27 Jul 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    30 Jul RRH loop
    02 Aug 'Der Freischutz'
    05 Aug The 3rd Flatiron via The Southwest Chimney
    08 Aug 'Angel's Way' and 'The Hobo'
    10 Aug 3rd Flatiron... up the East Face and down The Southwest Chimney
    12 Aug 3rd Flatiron
    14 Aug 3rd Flatiron
    17 Aug 3rd Flatiron

    Had an unbelievable day in that I had the whole rock all to myself up and down with a literal 30 minutes on the summit. The only other climbers that I saw all day were clear over on the First Flatiron. Normally one would see 6-12 climbers on the route. I felt guilty leaving the summit since it is so uncommon to be alone on it, but there is 500' of down climbing to get off the rock and I didn't want to get stiff.
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    2020 hikes and scrambles

    Mt. Sanitas
    09 Jan. 44 minutes
    23 Jan. 45 minutes
    06 Mar. 45 minutes
    17 Mar. Belfast BLVD Leprechaun Canyon on St. Patrick's Day.
    31 Mar. Two routes on Hillbilly Flatironette and Hillbilly Rock via the decent route.
    06 Apr. Hillbilly rock
    08 Apr. Hillbilly rock
    11 Apr. Hillbilly rock via 'East Face South Side'
    25 Apr. 'Almost Heaven' and 'Heaven'
    27 Apr. 'Freeway'
    01 May 'El Camino Royale' and 'Royal Arch'
    05 May 'ECR,RA' loop. Same as last Friday.
    08 May 'Freeway'
    13 May 'Like Heaven'
    18 May 'Freeway'
    21 May 'ECR,RA' loop
    26 May 'ECR,RA' loop with the addition of Hammerhead. RRH loop
    01 Jun 'Freeway'
    04 Jun 'RRH' loop
    08 Jun 'Freeway'
    10 Jun 'Freeway'
    12 Jun 'Freeway'
    15 Jun 'Freeway'
    18 Jun 'Stairway to Heaven' Part 1
    22 Jun 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    02 Jul RRH loop.
    06 Jul 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    09 Jul 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    11 Jul 'Seal Rock E.F.N.S.' and 'The Pup'
    14 Jul 'Seal Rock E.F.N.S.'
    19 Jul 'Seal Rock E.F.S.S.' Roped
    21 Jul RRH loop
    24 Jul RRH loop
    27 Jul 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    30 Jul RRH loop
    02 Aug 'Der Freischutz'
    05 Aug The 3rd Flatiron via The Southwest Chimney
    08 Aug 'Angel's Way' and 'The Hobo'
    10 Aug 3rd Flatiron... up the East Face and down The Southwest Chimney
    12 Aug 3rd Flatiron
    14 Aug 3rd Flatiron
    17 Aug 3rd Flatiron
    19 Aug 3rd Flatiron

    Had the summit to myself for 50 minutes.
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    Good going - I hope to have access to an environment like that sometime in the near future.
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    2020 hikes and scrambles

    Mt. Sanitas
    09 Jan. 44 minutes
    23 Jan. 45 minutes
    06 Mar. 45 minutes
    17 Mar. Belfast BLVD Leprechaun Canyon on St. Patrick's Day.
    31 Mar. Two routes on Hillbilly Flatironette and Hillbilly Rock via the decent route.
    06 Apr. Hillbilly rock
    08 Apr. Hillbilly rock
    11 Apr. Hillbilly rock via 'East Face South Side'
    25 Apr. 'Almost Heaven' and 'Heaven'
    27 Apr. 'Freeway'
    01 May 'El Camino Royale' and 'Royal Arch'
    05 May 'ECR,RA' loop. Same as last Friday.
    08 May 'Freeway'
    13 May 'Like Heaven'
    18 May 'Freeway'
    21 May 'ECR,RA' loop
    26 May 'ECR,RA' loop with the addition of Hammerhead. RRH loop
    01 Jun 'Freeway'
    04 Jun 'RRH' loop
    08 Jun 'Freeway'
    10 Jun 'Freeway'
    12 Jun 'Freeway'
    15 Jun 'Freeway'
    18 Jun 'Stairway to Heaven' Part 1
    22 Jun 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    02 Jul RRH loop.
    06 Jul 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    09 Jul 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    11 Jul 'Seal Rock E.F.N.S.' and 'The Pup'
    14 Jul 'Seal Rock E.F.N.S.'
    19 Jul 'Seal Rock E.F.S.S.' Roped
    21 Jul RRH loop
    24 Jul RRH loop
    27 Jul 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    30 Jul RRH loop
    02 Aug 'Der Freischutz'
    05 Aug The 3rd Flatiron via The Southwest Chimney
    08 Aug 'Angel's Way' and 'The Hobo'
    10 Aug 3rd Flatiron... up the East Face and down The Southwest Chimney
    12 Aug 3rd Flatiron
    14 Aug 3rd Flatiron
    17 Aug 3rd Flatiron
    19 Aug 3rd Flatiron
    21 Aug 3rd Flatiron
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    2020 hikes and scrambles

    Mt. Sanitas
    09 Jan. 44 minutes
    23 Jan. 45 minutes
    06 Mar. 45 minutes
    17 Mar. Belfast BLVD Leprechaun Canyon on St. Patrick's Day.
    31 Mar. Two routes on Hillbilly Flatironette and Hillbilly Rock via the decent route.
    06 Apr. Hillbilly rock
    08 Apr. Hillbilly rock
    11 Apr. Hillbilly rock via 'East Face South Side'
    25 Apr. 'Almost Heaven' and 'Heaven'
    27 Apr. 'Freeway'
    01 May 'El Camino Royale' and 'Royal Arch'
    05 May 'ECR,RA' loop. Same as last Friday.
    08 May 'Freeway'
    13 May 'Like Heaven'
    18 May 'Freeway'
    21 May 'ECR,RA' loop
    26 May 'ECR,RA' loop with the addition of Hammerhead. RRH loop
    01 Jun 'Freeway'
    04 Jun 'RRH' loop
    08 Jun 'Freeway'
    10 Jun 'Freeway'
    12 Jun 'Freeway'
    15 Jun 'Freeway'
    18 Jun 'Stairway to Heaven' Part 1
    22 Jun 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    02 Jul RRH loop.
    06 Jul 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    09 Jul 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    11 Jul 'Seal Rock E.F.N.S.' and 'The Pup'
    14 Jul 'Seal Rock E.F.N.S.'
    19 Jul 'Seal Rock E.F.S.S.' Roped
    21 Jul RRH loop
    24 Jul RRH loop
    27 Jul 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    30 Jul RRH loop
    02 Aug 'Der Freischutz'
    05 Aug The 3rd Flatiron via The Southwest Chimney
    08 Aug 'Angel's Way' and 'The Hobo'
    10 Aug 3rd Flatiron... up the East Face and down The Southwest Chimney
    12 Aug 3rd Flatiron
    14 Aug 3rd Flatiron
    17 Aug 3rd Flatiron
    19 Aug 3rd Flatiron
    21 Aug 3rd Flatiron
    23 Aug Der Freischutz

    Via the brilliant South Ridge. Followed by two routes on 'The Overture'.
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    2020 hikes and scrambles

    Mt. Sanitas
    09 Jan. 44 minutes
    23 Jan. 45 minutes
    06 Mar. 45 minutes
    17 Mar. Belfast BLVD Leprechaun Canyon on St. Patrick's Day.
    31 Mar. Two routes on Hillbilly Flatironette and Hillbilly Rock via the decent route.
    06 Apr. Hillbilly rock
    08 Apr. Hillbilly rock
    11 Apr. Hillbilly rock via 'East Face South Side'
    25 Apr. 'Almost Heaven' and 'Heaven'
    27 Apr. 'Freeway'
    01 May 'El Camino Royale' and 'Royal Arch'
    05 May 'ECR,RA' loop. Same as last Friday.
    08 May 'Freeway'
    13 May 'Like Heaven'
    18 May 'Freeway'
    21 May 'ECR,RA' loop
    26 May 'ECR,RA' loop with the addition of Hammerhead. RRH loop
    01 Jun 'Freeway'
    04 Jun 'RRH' loop
    08 Jun 'Freeway'
    10 Jun 'Freeway'
    12 Jun 'Freeway'
    15 Jun 'Freeway'
    18 Jun 'Stairway to Heaven' Part 1
    22 Jun 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    02 Jul RRH loop.
    06 Jul 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    09 Jul 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    11 Jul 'Seal Rock E.F.N.S.' and 'The Pup'
    14 Jul 'Seal Rock E.F.N.S.'
    19 Jul 'Seal Rock E.F.S.S.' Roped
    21 Jul RRH loop
    24 Jul RRH loop
    27 Jul 'Stairway to Hillbilly'
    30 Jul RRH loop
    02 Aug 'Der Freischutz'
    05 Aug The 3rd Flatiron via The Southwest Chimney
    08 Aug 'Angel's Way' and 'The Hobo'
    10 Aug 3rd Flatiron... up the East Face and down The Southwest Chimney
    12 Aug 3rd Flatiron
    14 Aug 3rd Flatiron
    17 Aug 3rd Flatiron
    19 Aug 3rd Flatiron
    21 Aug 3rd Flatiron
    23 Aug Der Freischutz
    26 Aug 3rd Flatiron
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